The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2851

Builder Identification

Medway, Massachusetts 1850-1890s.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    Born October 19, 1824 in East Medway, Massachusetts ; son of George Handel Holbrook, father of Edwin Handel Holbrook; music teacher in Bridgeport, Connecticut; continued his father's firm of Holbrook & Ware, 1850-1890s; retired 1890s; the firm was last listed in1904; Holbrook died in 1904 in Millis, Massachusetts .


    • Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Columbia, Pennsylvania. February 1996, 31.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 140.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 404.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser’s Guide, Purchaser’s Guide to the Music Industries, (New York: Music Trades).
    • Stephen L. Pinel, "Organbuilders and Their Families: in the Population Schedules of the Federal and State Census Surveys", The Tracker 32:1 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1988), 27.

Database Entries

There are 29 entries in the database that describe organs by Edwin Lafayette [E. L.] Holbrook.

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